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  • Ottgen v Katranji

    April 21, 2022

    J.R. Poll recently filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Inc (MDTC) in the Michigan Supreme Court in the matter of Ottgen v Katranji, et al.  In Ottgen, the Michigan Supreme Court has been asked to consider overruling its 2000 opinion in Scarsella v Pollak which holds that a complete […]

  • Rhoades McKee Attorney Hal Ostrow Earns CIPP/US Certification

    April 14, 2022

    Hal Ostrow, a Shareholder at Rhoades McKee, has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The CIPP is the global standard in privacy certification. Developed and launched by the IAPP with leading subject matter experts, the CIPP is the world’s first broad-based global privacy and […]

  • EPA Adopts New ASTM Standard for Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments

    March 15, 2022

    On March 14, 2022, EPA adopted the new ASTM Standard Practice E1527-21 for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), allowing for its use to satisfy “all appropriate inquiries” (AAI) for landowner liability protections under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). This revision will take effect on May 13, 2022, unless EPA […]

  • Should I Sell My Business to Private Equity?

    March 15, 2022

    Business buyers come in all shapes and sizes.  A private equity (PE) group may be a better fit than an individual, family office, management team or family members, depending on the seller’s key goals. Generally, PEs are well capitalized and often can pay a higher multiple than a non-PE financial buyer.  For sellers who seek […]

  • Administrative Complaints, Compliance Conferences and Administrative Hearings

    March 13, 2022

    What is an administrative complaint? If an investigation by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) reveals information that LARA believes warrants a sanction, then LARA will proceed to file an administrative complaint against the healthcare provider.  Administrative complaints describe the alleged breach of the applicable standard of care or violation of Michigan […]

  • Health Professionals Recovery Program

    March 13, 2022

    What is the Health Professionals Recovery Program (HPRP)? The Health Professional Recovery Program (HPRP) is designed to encourage healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers and other medical and mental healthcare providers, who may suffer from substance abuse or mental health disorders, to seek help in a confidential and non-disciplinary process.  HPRP is administered […]

  • State Licensing Investigations

    March 13, 2022

    Who can file a complaint with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)? In Michigan, anyone can file a complaint with LARA against a nurse, physician, psychologist, social worker, or other medical or mental healthcare providers.  The complaint describes an alleged violation of the law or standard of care.  The complaint must contain […]

  • New LARA Bulletin Offers Additional Information Regarding The Newly-Formed Cannabis Regulatory Agency

    March 8, 2022

    We recently issued an eBlast concerning Governor Whitmer’s February 11, 2022 Executive Reorganization Order, which will take effect on April 13, 2022, renaming the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) and consolidating within that Agency regulatory powers over the processing, distributing, and selling marijuana and hemp. At the time, there was very little information available regarding […]

  • Rhoades McKee Welcomes Chief Operating Officer

    March 4, 2022

    Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce that Susan Kowalski has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. As Chief Operating Officer, Kowalski will provide input and leadership affecting financial planning and firm growth, human resources, marketing, technology, facilities, and client service for the three Rhoades McKee law offices located in Grand Rapids, Hastings, and Holland. […]

  • Governor Whitmer Consolidates Cannabis & Hemp Regulation into the Renamed “Cannabis Regulatory Agency”

    February 21, 2022

    After only three years in existence, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA), will be renamed the Cannabis Regulatory Agency. In an executive order targeting both linguistic inclusivity and organizational efficiency, Governor Gretchen Whitmer is consolidating the processing, distribution, and sale of marijuana and hemp into a single state agency. Currently, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and […]

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